SPEEDWAY: A THIRD reunion for former riders and fans of the old Crewe Kings team was held at LMR Sports and Social Club.
The evening took the form of a social get-together with a buffet and raffle.
Former riders came from all over the country to attend. They included Kings riders Reg Brassington, Pete Saunders, Pete Seaton, Ian Bottomley, Rob Jackson, Charlie Scar-brough, Barrie Smitherman, Dave Morton, Les Collins and Dai Evans.
Visiting riders included Alan Bridgett, Peter Wrathall, Richard Greer, 'Gentleman' George Barclay, Pete Wigley, Steve 'Eccles' Holden, Terry Kelly, Eric Broadbelt and Gerald Smitherman.
The profits from the evening were divided equally between sponsorship of the Crewe Kings junior challenge matches in 2004 and the Carlos Villar Support Fund, which was set up to aid the young Argentinian Berwick Bandits rider who was left paralysed following a racing accident in his club's final home meeting of the 2003 season.
A cheque for £150 has been forwarded to the trustees of the fund.
Also in attendance were Stoke asset Tony Atkin, currently in the Newport Wasps team and three of the 2004 Kings junior riders Glyn Edwards, Greg Walsh and John Hough.
Hough is returning to the sport following a long lay-off and will be making his debut for Crewe in 2004 after starting his riding days at Charlie Scarbrough's training schools at Earle Street in the mid-1970s. Hough will bring valuable experience to pass on to the young riders.
A publicity event for the Kings juniors will be taking place in the market centre, near Wilkinsons in Crewe on Saturday, March 13 from approximately 10.30am onwards when Tony and some of the juniors will be on hand with their bikes to answer questions. Full details of fixtures for the Kings challenge matches will be published soon. For further details please contact Crewe Speedway Supporters 2000 on 01270 255807.